Spring 2022  |  PA 5490 Section 002: Topics in Social Policy -- Restorative Practices: Policymaking & Activism (67687)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
12 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (22 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
Full title of class: Restorative Practices: Policymaking & Activism. Class will be offered five Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:45; however, there will be work over the entire semester. Instructor will be Prof. Raj Sethuraju of Metro State.http://classinfo.umn.edu/?sethu028+PA5490+Spring2022
Class Description:
Restorative Practices are a way of being. Together we will explore and experience the depths of this indigenous practice. Our exploration will involve classroom gatherings, online discussions, community participation, engaging with practitioners, and developing a restorative practices position paper for policy work.

You!!! The student scholar will examine the historical, sociological, criminological, psychological, educational, and religious perspectives about Restorative Practices. Together, we will explore topics around:

• Trauma and healing
• Conflict and transformation
• Racial Justice
• Indigeneity of Restorative Practices
• Internal colonialism

This course is designed to allow students to develop a working understanding and knowledge of Restorative Practices. Restorative Practices looks at the concept of justice through nontraditional and alternative viewpoints. Rather than focus on "what are the issues at hand, who committed or is responsible and what should the outcome be," Restorative Practices focuses on "who has been harmed/affected, what was the impact, and who is responsible for repairing the harm and addressing the impact." Students will examine Restorative Practices from historical, sociological, criminological, psychological, and educational perspectives. Throughout the course, a wide range of specific "restorative practices" will be studied, reviewed, and analyzed. Some of the concepts the course will explore are trauma and healing, conflict transformation, issues related to education, educational institutions, and alternative processes such as Repairing Harm and the Circle Process.
Tentative Expectations:
• Expect both asynchronous and synchronous engagement
• Only 5 synchronous engagements - Tuesday 6 to 9 pm.
• 30 hours of Service Learning with community, school, and other agencies
• Weekly online discussions.

Questions about the course? Email raj.sethuraju@metrostate.edu. Need a class permission number? Email Stacey Grimes at grime004@umn.edu.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students who want to learn, articulate, and practice the philosophical and practical constructs of restorative justice and the movement of restorative practices.
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 December 2020

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